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Friday, July 6, 1951
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CHANCELLOR R. B. HOUSE is shown above getting ready for the
third annual Watermelon Festival. House is a perennial favorite
of the festival crowds and usually delights them with a sampling
of his favorite harmonica melodies' and folk songs. The festival is
to be held on Friday. July 13. in the vicinity of the Davie Poplar.
Festival Queen Voting
Will Begin Monday
Names of all candidates for the Queen of the Watermelon
Festival position must be submitted to the YWCA office
before noon today. t .
Preliminary voting for the honor will begin Monday and
continue through July 12. Votes
Of ten cases heard by the
Men's Honor Council in the past
month, seven were charges of
cheating, one was a charge of
forgery, one was a Campus Code
violation and one was an appeal
for removal of probation, Allan
Milled ge, chairman of the coun
cil, announced yesterday.
Six of the defendents charged
with cheating were exonerated.
Charges were brought in five of
the six ca.ies because of wrong
answers in the defendant's quiz
paper which were similar to
wrong answers in the paper of
one of the defendents classmates.
Suspicion was raised in the sixth
case when the defendant left the
classroom for more than an hour
during a final examination.
One student was found guilty
on two separate charges cheat
ing one class and forgery of
Infirmary excuses in another. He
was suspended from the Univer
sity. The council refused to release
from probation a student who
was serving his sentence for a
violation of the Campus Code as
he had not completed the mini
mum requirement of two full
quarters on probation.
In its tenth case the Council
found a student guilty of a viola
tion of the Campus Code and
placed him on probation. -
Third Student Union square
dance of the Summer will be
held tonight ai 8 o'clock in the
A string band will be pres
ent for the occasion and be
tween square dances recorded
music will be provided for those
who wish io social dance.
Dances will be called by Ar
nold MacPeiers and Bill Wilson.
All interested persons are in
vited io attend either stag or
with a date. Coeds, particular
ly, are urged to attend stag if
they so desire.
will cost a penny a vote, pro-
ceeds being used to pay for the
watermelons, and may be cast in
containers placed in the lobby of
the Y along with pictures' of the
The five candidates receiving
largest number of votes will en
ter the finals on July 13. For
this final balloting each student
and faculty or staff member will
be allowed one vote. The Y lobby
polls are to be open from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Announcement of the person
selected Queen will be made at
the Festival on Friday, July 13,
at the Davie Poplar.
Entertainment plans for the
event have not yet been complet
ed, however Chancellor R. B.
House is expected to be on hand
again this year to delight the
watermelon-eating crowd with
his harmonica melodies.
An approximate 1000 persons
attended the festival last year
and ate almost 400 watermelons.
UNC News Briefs
Pike Will Speak
"The Christian Faith" will be
the topic of a talk by Dr. James
Albert Pike of Columbia Univer
sity in Gerrard Hall at 8 o'clock
The talk is being sponsored by
the YWCA and all students and
Chapel Hill citizens are invited
Dr. Pike is at present Chaplain
and head of the Department of
Religion at Columbia. He is vis
iting the University as guest
speaker at a religious seminar
being conducted by the Depart
ment of Religion.
A native of Oklahoma City,
Okla., he graduated from the Uni
versity of Southern California in
1934 and received a law degree
from Yale in 1936.
The Bastille Day banquet spon
sored annually by the summer
term French House will be held
at Carolina Inn the evening of
Invitations will be sent to stu
dents and many special guests.
Dr. Arnold Perry, associate pro
fessor in the School of Educa
tion has been appointed a member
of the U. S. delegation to the
1951 international Conference on
Education to be held in Geneva,
Switzerland July 12 through
July 21, it was announced today
by Dean Guy B. Phillips.
Dr. Perry's appointment was
made by the U. S. State Depart
ment and the U S. Office of Edu
cation. The delegation will con
sist of five United States mem
bers headed by U S. Commission
er of Education Earl J. McGrath.
The group will leave New York
Saturday, July 7, for a non-stop
flight to Paris where the party
will be special guests for four
days at the 1951 general sessions
of UNESCO. From there they
will go to Geneva.
Particular attention will be giv
en at the conference to the prob
lem of illiteracy which in many
undeveloped areas exceeds 75
percent of the population, Dean
Phillips said. "Cooperative plan
ning for fundamental education
programs will be a major activity
of the representatives from the
nations expected to participate,"
he said. Sessions of the confer
ence, which is being sponsored
by the International Bureau of
Education and UNESCO, will be
held in the Palais Wilson.
A native of Durham, Dr. Perry
took his undergraduate training
at Duke University and his doc
torate in the Advanced School of
Education at Columbia Univer
sity. For 10 years he was a public
school principal in North Carolina
and then went with the State De
partment of Public Instruction
where he served for 10 years as
supervisor of elementary schools.
For the last five years he has been
a professor of education, first at
the University of Alabama and
since 1948 at the University at
Chapel Hill. In 1950 he repre
sented the United States at the
Inter-American Seminar on Edu
cation at Montevideo, Uruguay.
In 1940-41 he was coordinator
of the 12-Year Program Study
which developed a basic course
of study for the public schools
of the state.
A prominent guest will be a
member as yet unnamed of the
French embassy staff from Wash
ington. Others expected to attend
are French-speaking townspeople.
During the banquet the award
of the Draper-Savage scholarship
will be made. This is a grant
of $150 given annually by Mr.
Edward Draper-Savage of the
Romance language department.
It was provided in memory of his
mother, Mrs. Effie Draper-Savage,
to ' candidates qualified by
interest, ability and promise in
the study of French and French
To Attend Meet
Dean Susan Grey Akers of the
School of Library Science will
attend the 75th anniversary con
ference of the American Library
Association in Chicago July 8-14.
She will remain in Chicago for
a "Conference on Scholars, Li
brarians, and Booksellers at Mid
Century," sponsored by the Grad
uate Library School of the Uni
versity of Chicago from July 16
to July 21.
To Open Monday
Bankers throughout North
and South Carolina and Vir
ginia will convene here next
Sunday for the opening of the
15th Carolinas Bankers Confer
ence to be held Monday through
Friday, July 13.
The Conference is sponsored
by the North Carolina and
South Carolina Bankers Associ
ations, the North Carolina and
South Carolina Stale Banking
Departments, and the Univer
sity. Going back to "school" the
bankers will follow an inten
sive schedule of studies in three
divisions of banking: Commer
cial, agricultural and credit.
There will be time for recrea
tion each afiernoon and dinner
programs each night.
Hit By Phi
Professionalized football at this
school received another haymak
er Tuesday night when the Phil
anthropic Assembly overwhel
mingly passed a bill calling for
de-emphasis and labeling the lo
cal operation of the sport as
"frankly hypocritical" and a
source of "moral corruption to
the youth of today."
The bill passed the assembly
with only two objecting votes and
also passed when guests of the
assembly were permitted to vote
along with Phi members.
"Intercollegiate athletics are
operated on a frankly hypocriti
cal basis with regard to prpfes
sionalismj" the bill proclaims.
Since these activities are no long
er conducted in such a manner as
to encourage sportsmanship, they
are a source of moral corruption
to the youth of today, it continues.
The bill urged that the "pre
sent system of professional ath
letics acting as representatives of
the student body in intercollegi
ate sports be caused to cease
In their present state of pro
fessionalism, intercollegiate ath
letics are not a proper activity
of a university and adversely af
fect the educational quality of
institutions which endeavor to be
come outstanding in athletics, the
To Be Here
Dean Guy Phillips of the
School of Education has an
nounced that Dr. A. S. Hurlburt,
now directing North Carolina
School Survey Projects for the
state, will become a regular staff
member of the School of Educa
tion and Director of the Bureau
of Educational Research and Ser
vice of the school on September 1.
Dean Phillips said that "the
addition of Dr. Hurlburt to the
staff of the School of Education
will mean opportunities for wider
service to public school adminis
trators throughout the state and
region. His qualifications fit into
the tasks which are to be under
Dr. Hurlburt graduated from
Cornell University where he re
ceived his Ph.D. degree in 1947.
He did special .work there in
the field of rural education and
public school administration.
He has been a teacher and prin
cipal in high schools, and served
in the Navy from 1943 to 1946.
His college teaching was done
at Cornell, the University of Tex
bs, and at Eastern Carolina Col
lege at Greenville.
"Pursuit of. Happiness," , a
sparkling comedy of the Revolu
tionary War, will open for the
summer season at . Playmakers
Theater on Thursday evening,
July 12, for a four-day run. A'
Broadway success, the play tells
the' tale of the courtship of a New
England girl by a Prussian de
Vernell Williams will appear
as Max Christman, the soldier,
irnd Margaret Ellis as Prudence
Kirk land, the girl. Mr. Williams
has worked in production of ra
dio programs and motion pictures
for the University Communica
tions Center. A resident of Dur
ham, he has also assisted in the
Durham Theater Guild's series of
Miss Ellis, a summer school
student in drama, has played the
roles of Jo in "Little Women"
and Christy in "Playboy of the
Western World" with the Wash
ington Seminary Players, and has
appeared in supporting roles with
the Sock and Buskin players of
Randolph-Macon Women's Col-
ege, where she is a sophomore.
She is a resident of Atlanta,
Frank Durham, cast as Colonel
Sherwood, an, officer from Vir
ginia, is also assistant director of
he play. Mr. Durham was in
charge of experimental produc-
ions of Carolina Playmakers,
1935-1937, and has published six
one-act plays. He has directed.
and acted in numerous commun
Captain Kirkland, father of
Prudence, will be played by
Claude Rayborn and his wife
Comfort by Mary Orr Riddick.
A graduate student at the Uni
versity, Mr. Rayborn has ap
peared in the historic pageants
'Unto These Hills" at Cherokee
and "The Lost Colony," Manteo,
Bill Trotman is cast as Thad
Jennings, county sheriff; Melvin
Hosansky, Reverend Banks; Lyn
Neill, Meg, the Kirkland's ser- '
vant; Edgar Daniels, Mose, runa
way negro slave; Claude Garren,
the First Son of Liberty; and Don
Melvin, the Second Son of Liber
The play is under the direction
of John Parker, who, as Assistant
Director of Playmakers, has pro
duced "Kiss the Boys Goodbye,"
"Abraham Lincoln in Illinois,"
"Macbeth," "Rain," and others.
Claude Garren is stage manager
for the production and Wray
Thompson, costume designer.
Setting was designed by John
Caldwell. Lighting is in the
charge of Jack Porter.
Back in 1929 when things hit
rock bottom, a man set a rec
ord in local society which may
stand even today. Not a stu
dent, but employed here, he
dated forty-two (42) different
coeds during one summer ses
sion. That was a different girl
every night for six weeks.
The record setter, now "hap
pily married," lives in Chapel
Hill. He asked that his Identity
not be disclosed for he wants
to remain "happily married" in
Chapel HilL But he did com
ment that of those dates in '29,
some were "red hot" and others
not. Time does not change